This unit describes a participant's skills and knowledge required to install trench support in Civil construction.  This unit is appropriate for those working in operational roles.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following performance criteria: - locates and applies applicable documentation, policies and procedures; - implements the requirements, procedures and techniques for the safe, effective and efficient completion of trench support installation; - selecting and using relevant tools/equipment; - using shoring methods and systems; - working in confined spaces; - communicating effectively to confirm work requirements; - works effectively with others to undertake and complete the installation of trench support in a way that meets all of the required outcomes; - using a range of communications techniques and equipment to convey information to others; - complying with written and verbal reporting requirements and procedures; - demonstrates completion of installing trench support that safely, effectively and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes on more than one (1) occasion, and; - installation of trench support in trenches deeper than 1.5 metres requiring the trench support to be installed, moved along or within the trench, and removed from the trench.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - accessing, interpreting and applying the organisation and site requirements and procedures for: using JSAs/JSEA/safe work methods; achieving project quality outcomes; identifying and reporting on hazards related to the worksite and work activity; applying materials handling methods and using safety data sheets; - organising work activities; - using relevant tools and equipment safely; - equipment types, characteristics, technical capabilities and limitations; - excavation techniques; - construction techniques; - site isolation and traffic control responsibilities and authorities; - using civil construction terminology, and; - completing housekeeping activities.

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